The visit was part of a new Asian American Education Initiative organized by the University of Illinois College of Education and the UI’s Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies.
Ibi Zoboi met Yusef Salaam in an African literature course at Hunter College taught by Dr. Marimba Ani in 1999.
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Illinois author Carol Coven Grannick has written a compelling new novel in verse about body image and the struggles one young girl experiences around her changing body.
Interested in starting a garden? Wanting to troubleshoot your gardening process? You will be in good hands with Joseph Tychonievich (writer) and Liz Anna Kozik’s (illustrator) new graphic novel “The Comic Book Guide to Growing Food.”
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Live music shows are one of the things I’ve missed most about pre-pandemic life over the last year, and I’m eagerly awaiting the next time I can safely attend a concert.
Director Lisa Winters — who has worked at the library 42 years — has informed the board that her last official day will be Aug. 31.
While the removal of some Dr. Seuss books from circulation may have received the most attention, he’s far from the only author to come under scrutiny recently.
Books provide a unique opportunity for readers to peek into the lives of people of different races, cultures and religions. For kids, this means an understanding of how other people think, feel and live.
In the city of Rosario, Argentina, Camila Hassan has the talent and drive to be a fútbol star, but her parents believe in the old social order where here is no place for a girl athlete.
I confess that I often get choked up when reading novels for young readers. But reading Sara Pennypacker’s latest novel, “Here in the Real World,” was the first time I remember actually bursting into tears.
JoAnn Allen Boyce was one of 12 African American students who desegregated Clinton High School in eastern Tennessee in 1956. She is also the coauthor along with Debbie Levy of “This Promise of Change: One Girl’s Story in the Fight for School Equality” (Bloomsbury 2019).
With less COVID-19 spreading in the local community these days, the Champaign Public Library will expand its hours and services starting next week.
Renowned poet and activist Maya Angelou once said, “Try to live your life in a way that you will not regret years of useless virtue, and inertia, and timidity.”
“Lincoln’s Mentors,” by Michael J. Gerhardt. Gerhardt’s book explores a very important time in Abraham Lincoln’s life, 1849 to 1861.
The main characters of Illinois author Amy Timberlake’s charming new book, “Skunk and Badger,” fall into the familiar and beloved genre of odd-couple friends.
To continue introducing you to the winners of the 2021 American Library Association awards, here are two more deserving picture books, which each won awards.